Texans projected to finish last by Football Outsiders

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Could the Houston Texans really finish dead last in the AFC South?

The Texans have won the pitiful AFC South three times over the course of the past four years.

That could change in 2017.

Football Outsiders have released their early predictions for the 2017 NFL season and they have the Texans finishing last in the AFC South with a 6-10 record.

Here’s what Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders wrote:

"“Houston might have won the division last season, but the Texans ranked a dismal 29th in our DVOA ratings,” Schatz opines. “That first-place finish doesn’t do the Texans any schedule favors, because there’s a big difference between playing the Patriots and playing the other AFC East teams. The quarterback position is a colossal question mark, which is enough to outweigh a defensive projection that gives the Texans a boost with the return of J.J. Watt.”"

I really have a hard time believing the Texans will finish last next  season.

We all know Houston needs a quarterback, but the rest of their roster is too good to finish 6-10.

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Now of course there’s always the chance that the Texans’ defense could take an unexpected step back for no reason at all.

We also don’t know whether quarterback Tom Savage can perform well enough to guide the Texans back to the playoffs.

I do imagine that there’s no way Savage can play any worse than Brock Osweiler did last season.

But if Savage is unable to stay healthy and Houston has to turn to Brandon Weeden, they will be in trouble.  This is why the Texans would be wise to sign someone like Colin Kaepernick.

Comment below and tell us where you think the Texans will finish next season.